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(Feb. 16-27) ULTRAVIOLET TO INFRARED Veteran painter Paul Reed has been manipulating colors to create abstract works for over 50 years. The Washingtonian is celebrated in Ultraviolet to Infrared at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va., through the end of the month.

(Feb. 16-March 4) WOVEN WITH HER BRUSH Tunisian-born artist Zohra Ben Hamida has lived something of a nomadic existence and she uses patterns and rich textures in her paintings to recreate the scenes of her past. "Woven with Her Brush" shows at The Palestine Center in Northwest Washington through early March.

(Feb. 16-27) GET SHORTY It's Oscar season and that means it's a great time to get to know the competition. Washington's E Street Cinema is screening the nominees and some also-rans in the animated and live action categories.

Music: "We've Only Just Begun" by O'Donel Levy


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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